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La Forchetta

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73 Upper Street | Islington Angel, London N1 0NY, England
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wished we saw the reviews before trying this quaint looking Italian restaurant out. What was supposed to be a relaxing dinner turned out to be quite stressful meal because of a rude waiter named Mario. He started the evening by approaching us to take our orders before promptly ignoring us to talk to our neighbouring table over our heads. The... More 

2 Thank Julian C
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here are very nice. They were attentive and helpful and were very attentive. The food was a little basic. I had pizza and my partner had the carbonara and my pizza was actually a little burnt and the pasta not cooked fully. We eat at Italian places a lot and this was more of an English restaurant attempting... More 

1 Thank rachelchloebrown
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here several times in the last one and a half years. Something changed drastically from last year, not sure if it's the management or what, but the food has gotten a lot worst and less tasty. They used to have fresh seafood on the weekends (which is what I most enjoyed eating), but they don't seem to have... More 

1 Thank Lotus-ini
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect On a Sunday night, my friend and I were looking for a nice place to eat. We decided that Italian was our choice, and on the way we had few different options. We still decided to go to that little terrace that seems a bit quite. Mario, our waiter, have been amazing, trying to speak a bit of... More 

1 Thank LisaVes
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We ordered 2 cokes, 2 pastas, garlic bread and a caprese salad. It took 15 minutes to have the cokes and they asked us if we ordered drinks twice in the meantime. The caprese wasn't on the menu, but we saw the table beside us eating one, so we thought we could order it anyways; the waiter looked at us,... More 

Thank Ilenialu
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

And ask if Mario is working. If he is, keeping walking until you get to La Farola. I considered 3 stars because the food was pretty good, particularly the pizzas. But the service, dear god, I've never seen anything like it. The waiter was unbelievably rude, rushing us to order (literally telling us to "hurry up"), walking off when we... More 

Thank Drewmun
Linden, New Jersey
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for dinner Sunday. Waiter took order quickly but was extremely distracted by the Euro Cup final going on and not particularly friendly. Pizza was very good though and quite big for one person.

1 Thank NightLion
Chester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Dinner for two was very good quality and value at this busy restaurant. It's well located and perfect for a casual dinner.

1 Thank MiamiRose51
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner I had a pizza with some good topping such as tasty cherry tomatoes and parma ham but pizza undercooked,after pizza I ordered a burrata...it was like tesco mozzarella completely tasteless and without aubergines caviar.I told it to the waiter which provide some sliced aubergines tasteless again. On the other side service was awful. welcoming at the beginning... More 

Thank pedrociao
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at the restaurant as walk in and was lovely service and the food was really nice . But as we went to pay the ten of us were charged a service charge of about 3 pound each , which I don't mind really as were in London. But they made us pay £6!! ...For two jugs of tap water... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $33
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Upper Street | Islington Angel, London N1 0NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 442072266879
Based on the heart of Angel, London’s vibrant Upper Street easy reached by both retail and business communities La Forchetta is a must for people who seek uncompromised quality, service and value for money in the heart of the City. La Forchetta is built on the principles of creating excellent quality authentic Italian cuisine and providing a high level of efficient and friendly service. Our unique service has established our place in this industry. This allows us to make a distinctive and substantial impact on our customers.La Forchetta is a place to see and to be seen in.With an emphasis on great service in relaxed, stylish surroundings an extensive menu using the finest locally selected ingredients. We are the ideal venue for both business and pleasure dining on the heart of Angel, whether you only have time for a quick bite, or prefer to settle in with friends for the evening.La Forchetta has become a well established favourite among lovers of fine wineand good food and is able to meet a wide range of dining requirements from anintimate dinner for two, large family or social gatherings, business lunches and dinners.La Forchetta will offer you a warm welcome, a really great choice of wines and some excellent food.Offering a small piece of Italy to the people of London for special occasions, whetherit’s a romantic meal for two, a family get together or a social gathering.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?